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Undergraduate Admissions Webinars

How Much do Grades Matter? GPAs in Context

As many colleges and universities return to standardized testing requirements and as UW-Madison’s new Top 5% guaranteed admission policy goes into effect, many parents wonder how grades and GPAs factor into admission decisions. Join Liz Jackson as she discusses GPAs in context. Liz will discuss: The new law in Wisconsin and how students’ GPAs and class ranks will play into their admission probability at UW-Madison. How a variety of colleges evaluate student grades and GPAs. What sorts of grades and courses highly selective colleges look for.

Recorded on May 13, 2024

Savings and Scholarships: Making College Affordable

Join Khaleel Ali from TIAA Cref’s EdVest and Galin Education’s Pat Walsh as they discuss both how families can plan for college expenses and can approach the search for merit scholarships, to make college more affordable. Families of students in all grades are welcome!

Recorded on November 30, 2023

Graduate Admissions Webinars

Applying to Veterinary School: What to Expect

This session will give an overview of the veterinary school application process and timeline as well as tips to help distinguish your application in an increasingly competitive applicant pool. Hosted by Galin Education’s Graduate School Advisor, Rachel Hall.

Recorded on April 10, 2024

Essays for Applying to Medical School

This session will introduce the fundamentals of writing the Personal Statement and Secondary Essays for medical school applications. We will demonstrate the benefit of taking an inventory of your life experiences and motivation to compose essays that are authentic and will help distinguish you in an ever-increasing and competitive applicant pool. With Meryle Kramer, former Director of Admission, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Recorded on February 21, 2024

Careers in Medicine and Mental Healthcare

Recent trends in biomedical health fields indicate that there is a significant shortage in the number of clinicians who provide mental health services. Hence, there is a great need to train the next generation of mental health practitioners. In this webinar, we will cover different types of careers in mental health, and also the types of advanced degree programs that can prepare students to fill this crucial healthcare void.

Recorded on November 15, 2023

What to Expect When Your Child Is Applying to Medical School

Learn how to support your young adult as they apply to medical school. Topics discussed will include the application timeline, appropriate parental involvement, resources for the application process, and managing expectations. With Jane Shepard, Former Director of Admissions, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Recorded on January 17, 2024
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